Thomas Doty – Storyteller

A Native View

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Stories the Rock People Tell

Rock People are the oldest people. Their stories are told with symbols painted and carved on stone. The Takelmas call these stories se'l, or rock writings. One story tells how medicine people come to a rock in the mountains. They walk the crooked path to the top where they have visions. When they return they have completed a sacred circle. Nearby is the home of Dan Mologol, a legendary healer from the Old Time, and the first to walk the healing path. Her name means Rock Old Woman.

Photo: Rock writings at Medicine Rock above the Rogue River.


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